Should you visit Almeria or Portofino?
Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the prices of travel for Almeria and Portofino. We’ll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget. So, let's dig into it.
Almeria is a city (and province) in the Andalusia region of Spain. It is located in the southeast area of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. Almeria is a charming area rich in history. Though it is not as well known as some more popular cities in the area, such as Granada, Seville, or Malaga, its popularity has increased significantly over the years with the growth of its holiday areas. Almeria has over 62 miles of untamed coastline, something that is hard to find on the Mediterranean, and has outstandingly beautiful landscapes, which stands out even in an area of natural beauty. The spectacular beaches with warm waters of the Mediterranean, abundant historic and cultural sites, and large tourist centers makes Almeria a great travel destination.
Located on the Italian Riviera coastline just southeast of Genoa, Portofino is known first and foremost as a resort town and popular yachting destination. The half-moon village sits in pastels, curving into a beautiful harbor of fishing boats and luxury yachts. A castle on a hill overlooks it all, while shops, restaurants, cafes, and luxury hotels make up the spread down below. Portofino also has opportunities for hiking, diving, and boating.
Which city is cheaper, Portofino or Almeria?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Almeria is €79, while the average daily cost in Portofino is €261. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Almeria and Portofino in more detail.
Accommodation prices vary by location and style, but travelers pay on average about €70 for a double occupancy room in Almeria.
If you're traveling alone, you may be able to find a budget hotel or hostel for around €152. But for two people in a standard two-person hotel room in Portofino the cost is €304 on average.
Almeria food costs typically run travelers around €32 per day. Eating every meal in a nicer restaurant will drive the cost up, and grabbing fast food or casual meals will help you save money.
In Portofino travelers spend around €94 a day on food. You can save money by choosing casual restaurants or food stalls, or you can spend plenty more by dining in nicer restaurants at every meal.
Meals for one day
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Almeria
Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Almeria.
Spanish Paella Private Online Cooking Class:
Private Authentic Spanish Cooking Class with Juan in Almeria:
Private Market Tour and Paella Cooking Lesson in Almeria with Juan:
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Portofino
Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Portofino.
Private cooking class at the old mill in Portofino:
While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around €16 per day to get around in Almeria.
The average price of local transportation around Portofino is €18 per person, per day. As this average includes both taxis and public transport, keep in mind that the prices of private drivers and taxis are significantly more expensive than public transportation.
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Almeria
Some specific examples of transportation prices in Almeria:
Almería Airport: Private Transfer To/From Almería:
Almería Private Transfer from Almería Airport to City centre or Cabo de Gata:
Almería Private Transfer from the city centre or Cabo de Gata to Almería Airport:
Transfers desde Aeropuerto de Almería (LEI) a Vera Playa - 4 pasajeros:
Almeria Airport Transfer to Mojacar:
Private Transfer from Almería to Malaga (AGP) Airport:
Private Transfer: Almería Airport (LEI) to Almeria:
Private Transfer: Almería to Almeria Airport (LEI):
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Portofino
Some specific examples of transportation prices in Portofino:
Portofino - Genoa Airport (GOA) / Private Departure Car Transfer:
Portofino - Genoa Airport (GOA) / Private Departure Car Transfer:
Portofino – Genoa / Private Car Transfer:
Portofino – Genoa / Private Van Transfer:
Private Transfer from Portofino to Firenze (FLR) Airport:
Private Transfer from Portofino to Rimini (RMI) Airport:
Is it cheaper to fly into Almeria or Portofino?
Prices for flights to both Portofino and Almeria change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.
Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around €13 per person, per day in Almeria. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.
Portofino's costs for entertainment, tickets, attractions, and tours will often cost around €22 per person, per day. This cost can vary widely by the type of activity, however, as this includes admission tickets, day tours, museums, and other things to do.
Tours and Activities in Almeria
Here are a few actual costs in Almeria for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:
Alcazaba Guided Tour:
Almeria Like a Local: Customized Private Tour:
Almeria like a Local: Customized Private Tour:
Alhambra Private Tour from with transport and skip-the-line-tickets:
Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour of Nerja from Almeria:
Private Tour in Granada with Alhambra Palace Entry Ticket:
Almeria Desert Tour:
Private 8-Day Almeria Tour with Lanjaron and Baeza:
8 Days Almería Adventure Self Drive Tour:
Tours and Activities in Portofino
Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Portofino are as follows:
Snorkel Tour in Paraggi Bay:
Portofino Stand Up Paddleboard Experience:
Easy Kayak Tour to Portofino with Optional Snorkeling:
Portofino Kayak Tour:
Paddle Boarding Experience in Portofino:
SUP Adventure in Portofino, Stand Up Paddling in the Park:
Sea Kayak Tour with Sit-In Kayaks:
San Fruttuoso Bay: Half-Day Hiking Tour with Lunch:
Portofino Private Walking Tour:
Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure Small Group Tour with Local Dirver:
Half-Day Private Hike Adventure to Portofino and San Fruttuoso:
Portofino private boat tour:
While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Almeria may vary from person to person, on average a person spends €3.43 per day on alcoholic beverages.
The average person spends about €13 on alcoholic beverages in Portofino per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Almeria and Portofino, we can see that Portofino is more expensive. And not only is Almeria much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Almeria would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Almeria and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Portofino would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Portofino than you might in Almeria.
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